Sasha Rose, L.Ac, MSOM, ND
Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Yoga
Dr. Sasha Rose is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. Dr. Sasha was born in Farmington and raised in Boston. She received her masters and doctorate degrees from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Sasha utilizes a blend of acupuncture, homeopathy, lifestyle modifications, nutritional counseling, Western and Chinese herbs to treat a range of conditions. These include digestive issues, stress and anxiety, infertility, and migraines. She also offers supportive care for those undergoing traditional cancer treatment.
She and her husband, Daniel Katz, founded Wildwood Medicine in 2005 in order to create a clinic environment that fosters a new and integrated approach to health care in the Portland community.
She recently published her first book: Digestive Relief for Life: The Secret to the Mind-Gut Connection.
Dr. Sasha is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a member of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sasha lives in Cumberland with Daniel and their two children.
Daniel Katz, L.Ac, MSOM, PT
Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Daniel Katz combines the ancient art of acupuncture and herbal medicine with the contemporary modalities and manual techniques of physical therapy.
Daniel received clinical training and a Masters of Science of Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. He has many years of experience practicing in hospitals and private clinics. Daniel has worked in several unique settings, including the Immune Enhancement Program at the Institute for Traditional Medicine, which is nationally known for its work with cancer, autoimmune and neurological disorders. He has also worked as a mentor in the Maine Medical Center Integrative Medicine Department.
Daniel gives lectures presenting both physical therapy and Chinese Medicine topics to professional and community groups. In addition to being part of the Wildwood lecture series, he has been a guest lecturer at Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and The University of Southern Maine.
Daniel and his wife, Sasha Rose, founded Wildwood in 2005 in order to create an environment that fosters a new and integrated approach to health care in the Portland community.
Daniel and Sasha live in Cumberland with their two children.
Ryan Gallagher, DSOM, L.Ac, MSOM
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Laura Hohm, CFMT, DPT, PT
Laura joined Wildwood Medicine in the spring of 2018 as a physical therapist – with a passion and extensive experience in manual therapy, injury prevention and efficient movement. She received her doctorate and masters in physical therapy in 2007 from Ithaca College. Laura moved to NYC shortly after and was hired to tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, combining her love of dance with physical therapy. Although she went on to spend 10 years specializing in Dance Medicine and working on Broadway, her wide understanding of physical therapy has allowed her to effectively treat all musculoskeletal injuries.
Laura continued to add to her education in physical therapy and acquired her certification in functional manual therapy (CFMT) with Honors from the Institute of Physical Art in 2015.
Laura and her family, including 2 frisky cats, moved from NYC to Portland in 2017 adding to their family a baby girl in summer 2017. She is excited to not only be part of the Wildwood Medicine team but also part of the Portland community which she has quickly grown to adore. When Laura is not serving clients she enjoys yoga, dancing, Portland eateries, exploring Maine, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Elaine Meade, L.Ac
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Elaine grew up in Buffalo, New York and completed her Master’s of Science of Oriental Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
Elaine’s path to becoming a healer began with exposure to natural healing while growing up. Her mother taught her reiki and bodywork, gave her herbs when she was sick, and took her for regular chiropractic visits. In her early twenties, Elaine began exploring nutrition, fitness, yoga, and meditation.
Through her own process, Elaine began to understand that the path to greater health and well-being involved tuning in to inner knowing, taking personal responsibility, and receiving expert guidance and loving support. Pulling from her personal experiences, her formal study, and her gift as a healer, Elaine is dedicated to helping others along their path to finding greater vitality and well-being.
Darcie Reed, LMT
Darcie is a graduate of New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her background as a spa training supervisor has given her the opportunity to work closely and train with leaders in the industry.
She values educating the client about their body and careful listening to achieve the goals of each individual. She fuses clinically based, deep tissue, Thai yoga and spa therapy techniques to calm, relax and restore. By adding stretching, movement, and kneading, she provides a restorative, therapeutic treatment that aids in the body’s natural healing process and helps to reconnect the person as a whole.
Those who have benefited from her work are pregnant women, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone seeking overall wellness of being. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her 2 kids.
Katie Tomai, LMT
Katie is a graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton, ME. She has trained in many different modalities including Swedish, Neuromuscular Technique, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue and Sports massage. Using an intuitive blend of these techniques, Katie crafts each session to meet clients’ unique needs. Her curiosity for human anatomy, physiology, and movement grounds her work and keeps her learning new things every day. When she is not working, she can often be found outside surfing, gardening, or walking with her sweet old dog Toby.